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Dana C. Shaffer, DO, Recognized as NBOME’s Outgoing Board Chair

December 19, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PA. The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care professions, salutes Dana C. Shaffer, DO, on the culmination of his two-year term as Chair of the NBOME Board of Directors. At their Board of Directors Annual Meeting and Gala Dinner in December, the NBOME recognized Dr. Shaffer for his exceptional leadership and service.

“My time with the NBOME and all the wonderful folks here have been instrumental in my career,” said current NBOME Board Chair, Dana Shaffer, DO. “It’s been a privilege to serve as the Board Chair, and I’m confident the future is bright for the NBOME and its leadership.”

Dana C. Shaffer, DO, the dean at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) in Pikeville, Kentucky, was installed as Chair of the NBOME Board in December 2017. He serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Compensation Subcommittee. He previously served as Vice-Chair and Secretary-Treasurer of the NBOME Executive Committee, as a member of the Test Accommodations Committee and as chair of the Finance Committee and the Liaison Committee. Prior to serving as dean at KYCOM, Dr. Shaffer served as senior associate dean, and also the senior associate dean of clinical affairs at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine from 2006 to 2013. Prior to that, Dr. Shaffer practiced the complete spectrum of rural family medicine in rural Iowa for 22 years, including osteopathic manipulative medicine, obstetrics and emergency medicine, as well as both inpatient and outpatient care.

“Dr. Shaffer has excelled as a leader for us at the NBOME,” said NBOME President & CEO, John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd. “His wisdom, judgment, experience and commitment have been great assets for us, and we thank him for his countless contributions to the NBOME and our mission.”